I’m still learning

Coming back to life after spending several days battling what I thought would be a routine, annoying cold that turned into a much more annoying pseudo-flu, I’ve been itching to get back in the writing swing. After catching up on a few friends’ blogs, though, what I thought I’d say seemed so trivial. So, thanks guys, for opening my eyes and reminding me that I’m still learning…

Still learning about PERSPECTIVE. (When you feel like crap, don’t lose sight there’s still so much to be thankful for. Oh, and isn’t this perhaps the best week possible to ponder suffering?)

Still learning about EXPECTATIONS. (People won’t often do what you expected them to. Why did you expect it in the first place? What need of your own were you projecting on them?)

Still learning about INTROSPECTION. (We’re often told we’re too hard on ourselves. Sometimes that makes it too easy to dismiss what we do with a quick “sorry” or mental “oh well.” Sometimes you DO need to be hard on yourself.)

Still learning about KINDNESS. (You never know how what you say or do [or don’t say or do] will impact someone — whether stranger or friend. Be the person you wish you’d met along the way today.)

Still learning about OPENNESS. (If you dare to put yourself out there, you never know who might take you in.)

Still learning about MYSELF.

We become aware of the void as we fill it.
~ Antonio Porchia
(translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin)

1 Comment

  1. pawsinsd said,

    Thursday, April 9, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I think you’re doing fine. Hope you’re flu is better. But when we stop learning, we stop living. So get better and keep up the writing and good works. dee@cookingwithdee.net

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